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Ballot Questions Show Americans United by Deep Divisions

November 7, 2018
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ARLINGTON, Virginia.  A survey of state-wide ballot questions voted on yesterday reveals a nation deeply divided by partisan differences that nonetheless unite people with common viewpoints, or something like that. Tatum:  “You have to ‘keep it simple, stupid,’…

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THIS is why we have Mother’s Day…

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With Crowded Field, Race for King of Gypsies Tightens

November 6, 2018
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CINCINNATI, Ohio. The two major political parties have chosen their mid-term candidates, but one unknown here says public disgust over the current contentious state of politics gives him room to run for daylight. “So many Democrats are corrupt,” says…

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Another one bites the crust…

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A Day on the Campaign Trail With the Fruit-in-Bra Candidate

November 5, 2018
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A Cambridge, Mass. man who has appeared on local cable access TV wearing a white brassiere filled with fruit is running for office.                                                   The Boston Globe Tomorrow–finally–is election day.  It’s been a long time, but when…

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Holy Kleenex Batman… it was right under our nose and we blew it…

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Fun Any Time Of The Year – Specialty Haunted Houses

November 4, 2018
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In the latest craze to hit the horror fan crowd are Haunted Houses designed for very specific groups. Each is tailor made to scare the bone marrow out of their target audience- Gun Nut Horror…

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Mullet-Americans Seen as Crucial Swing Voters in Mid-Terms

November 3, 2018
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HOXIE, Arkansas.  This town in Northeast Arkansas is drawing an unusual amount of attention for tomorrow’s elections with the announcement by the Department of the Census that it has become the mean center of the nation’s mullets, a hairstyle that…

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A Sneak Peek at 2019’s Horror Movies

November 2, 2018
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The recent Halloween holiday got me to thinking about horror movies: specifically, those that will appear in theaters in 2019. I emailed my one and only Hollywood friend, Murray the Mole, Bookmaker to the Stars,…

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Brushes with the Law

November 2, 2018
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I must just look guilty. Judging by my many encounters with the authorities you’d think I was some kinda outlaw. But I’m one of the most law-abiding, upstanding citizens I know. Not that that’s any…

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It’s Getting Colder

November 2, 2018
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Here’s a typical conversation I get into this time of year with non-runners: “Wow, it’s getting colder outside now, I guess you quit running now?” “No, actually I just put on a windbreaker and go…

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As Mid-Terms Approach, Dems and GOP Wary of Misanthropy Party

November 2, 2018
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WASHINGTON, D.C.  As voting day for a crucial and highly contentious mid-term election draws near, both Democratic and Republican party leaders are growing increasingly concerned that a third party, the Misanthropists, will hold the key to victory…

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Human see, human do…

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Ripping the Headlines Today, 11/1/18

November 1, 2018
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Making fun of the headlines today, so you don’t have to The news doesn’t need to be complicated and confusing; that’s what any new release from Microsoft is for. And, as in the case with anything…

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A Sign I Have Too Much Time on My Hands

November 1, 2018
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Do you know the distance from my house to the South Pole? Of course, you don’t. But I do. That’s because I recently erected a giant sign pole complete with weather vane in my front…

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Leftover Halloween Candy a Godsend in War-Torn Freedonia

November 1, 2018
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Leftover Halloween Candy a Godsend in War-Torn Freedonia

DOS FLEDAN, Freedonia. An American C-17 Globemaster cargo plane touched down on a bombed-out landing strip here this morning with the first shipment of leftover Halloween candy from the U.S., bringing sustenance to a nation that…

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Another Shopping Rewards Club? Count Us In

October 31, 2018
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Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic write, speak and blog together as The Word Mavens. As we waited in the airport for a flight back to Philadelphia, we glanced at our boarding passes and were pleasantly…

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Strange Things Happen When You Have a Rock Band With Dave Barry And Stephen King In It. Maybe A Little Too Strange……

October 31, 2018
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It all started very normally. It was a usual, quiet evening with the Rock Bottom Remainders setting up their equipment for another gig. OK, actually, the Rock Bottom Remainders are not really so very normal.…

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Happy Rhythm ‘n Blues Halloween

October 31, 2018
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As I walk down the streets of my neighborhood and look at the Halloween displays that decorate the lawns and porches, I’m struck by how trite and predictable everything appears.  Tombstones angled crookedly out of…

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